Liberal, KS

Now: 80 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 80 °F | Lo: 74 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Thursday

Hi: 96 °F 

Lo: 66 °F

Friday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 66 °F

Saturday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Sunday

Hi: 97 °F 

Lo: 69 °F

Aquifer Meeting Addresses Ground Water Rights

KSCB News - December 14, 2011 3:38 pm

Representatives from the Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee met in Garden City to discuss proposed water policy legislation with local officials and residents.

The proposal includes amending the appropriation act of "use it or lose it" for groundwater rights in some areas. It also includes developing additional groundwater water banks for a market-based program to reallocate water use and provide conservation in water-short areas.

The Ogallala Aquifer, a vast underground resource for several states, has been declining for years.

The advisory committee’s chairman, Gary Harshberger, said at the meeting Tuesday that the proposal allows producers and communities to decide their own future while monitoring water conservation and working to improve the economy in southwest Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback released the proposed legislation Nov. 30.

 

Latest Stories

Seward County Commission Very Productive

The Seward County Commission met last night and discussed several items on the agenda. The consent...

Arrest Made in Hugoton

The Hugoton Police Department arrested Gilbert Ryan Montoya, 39 of Hugoton for Criminal Threat, Domestic Battery...

Single Vehicle Accident in Meade County

At approximately 9:21 am a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Jackie Marie Pearson 23 years old...